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Treasury wants some SAN

The Treasury in Wellington is looking for a bigger bank - of the storage kind.

The money maker is moving from a direct attached storage (DAS) method and needs a new storage area network (SAN).

According to expressions of interest (EOI) documents released this week, the Treasury is experiencing plenty of growth in data volume, but finds DAS inefficient as it provides separate islands of storage. This means disk utilisation of 40 percent is spread across the storage space with some areas being at above 90 percent utilisation.

The Treasury needs a SAN that will provide storage consolidation, improve backup and recovery to its Auckland disaster recovery site, and enable centrally managed storage.

A request for proposal will be issued to respondents of the EOI.

The deadline for replies is Friday, September 5. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 22955.